Footvolley Championship, Oriental Bay

Batucada on the beach

Footvolley posterOur Brazilian friends had set up a Footvolley Championship on the beach at Oriental Bay, and asked us if we’d come and play to open the competition. We were delighted to do so.

We gathered at the beachside on Oriental Parade and watched the footvolley teams warming up and going through their paces. It’s such a skilled sport, requiring some serious foot-eye co-ordination, very fast and athletic. It’s fascinating to watch.

Then it was our turn to provide some early afternoon entertainment before the tournament matches began. It’s surprisingly hard to do our choreographed stepping on sand, but in such a beautiful setting, and on such a gorgeous day, with a lineup of footvolley players very keen and eager to be our dancers for the afternoon, it was a pleasure:

Photo gallery

Click on any thumbnail to see the larger version. Photos by Renata Grangeiro Photography, and Footvolley New Zealand:

…and just in case you’re wondering what “footvolley” is – it’s a mixture of football and volleyball, played on the beach with a football and a volleyball net…

Footvolley 2013 New Zealand Open Championship – video by HoldenBrosMedia

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